The Province of Guimaras was cited as one of the national winners of the 2017 Kabalikat Awards of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) together with other three (3) provinces namely Mindoro, Misamis Oriental and Tarlac for the exemplary contribution in the advancement of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the country.
The said award was given on August 23rd during the 23rd TESDA Anniversary Celebration with the theme of “Malasakit at Pagbabago, TESDA, Susi sa Kinabukasan”.
It was conferred to outstanding institutions, private firms and companies, local government units (LGUs) and legislative partners because of their best practices and contribution in the promotion and development of Filipino skilled workers.
Meanwhile, Guimaras is the only province in Western Visayas who got the said award.
Other awardees under LGU: Municipality of Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Municipality of Juban, Sorsogon, Lipa City, Tagum City, San Juan.
Also, SR Metal Inc. of Caraga won the Industry category, for National Government Agencies (NGAs) category Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Quirino, for Legislative category Office of the 2nd district of Bohol and Office of Lone Congressional District of Apayao and for the Development Partner category Education Development Center (EDC). [PIO-Guimaras]